Editor’s note: This same cast of characters was either silent when Black Lives Matter and Antifa laid waste to America’s cities in 2020 — or openly supportive of their violent insurrections through moral and/or financial backing.
(FOXBusiness) Business leaders from Wall Street to Silicon Valley joined trade groups across the nation in calling for an end to the protests and violence on Capitol Hill in response to Congress’ certification process of Electoral College votes.
The National Guard, working with local law enforcement, remained on the scene Wednesday evening.
“I strongly condemn the violence in our nation’s capital. This is not who we are as a people or a country. We are better than this,” JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon wrote in a statement Wednesday.
“Our elected leaders have a responsibility to call for an end to the violence, accept the results, and, as our democracy has for hundreds of years, support the peaceful transition of power. Now is the time to come together to strengthen our exceptional union.”
Blackstone CEO and longtime Trump ally Stephen Schwarzman was “shocked and horrified” at the “mob’s attempt to undermine our constitution” and is calling for a peaceful transition of power.
“The insurrection that followed the President’s remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as Americans,” Schwarzman said in a statement to FOX Business. “As I said in November, the outcome of the election is very clear and there must be a peaceful transition of power.”
The Business Roundtable, a trade group representing 15 million U.S. employees and $7 trillion in U.S. revenues led by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, called the protests “the result of unlawful efforts to overturn the legitimate results of a democratic election,” and urged elected officials, including President Trump, to “put an end to the chaos and to facilitate the peaceful transition of power.”
Business Roundtable Statement: pic.twitter.com/QipzYdyJjh— Business Roundtable (@BizRoundtable) January 6, 2021
Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation’s history. Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden’s administration. It’s especially when they are challenged that our ideals matter most.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 7, 2021
The Ford Motor Company condemns the violent and antidemocratic actions today. These were destructive acts against our shared principles and beliefs of a peaceful transition of power. We commit to working together, with respect and empathy, to uphold core American values…— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) January 7, 2021
A statement from our CEO Brian Moynihan pic.twitter.com/UTP6qUJMSK— Bank of America News (@BofA_News) January 6, 2021